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My old friend Morning Sickness, more medically termed “Nausea/Vomiting of Pregnancy,” (which I like it better, actually, because since when does Morning Sickness occur only in the morning? NOT OFTEN) has reared it’s ugly head once again.

While this makes me happy, because it means I’m still with Sausagebryo, I’m having a touch of a hard time trying to make it better.

Any suggestions for good remedies?

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  1. On June 13th, 2008 at 11:59 am Holly Says:

    What helped me was chewing a strong minty gum. Also sniffing (yes I said sniffing) peppermint extract. Just get a bottle put a dab on a cotton ball (or whatever – a hanky might work) and sniff away. LOL

    I hope it passes quickly. Mine always went until the 2nd trimester.

  2. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:10 pm SciFi Dad Says:

    You know what used to work for me when I get pukey? (Sorry can’t help specifically with morning sickness.) Gaviscon (the antacid). Dunno why, but it did the trick.

  3. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:11 pm kim Says:

    peppermint oil….worked like a charm. and Ritz crackers.

  4. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:19 pm Katy Says:

    Why don’t you listen?

    Ginger. Fresh ginger, grate it into hot water and make a tea with it. Real ginger soda. ginger snaps if you need a cookie. Preggie Pops.

    I ate a million oranges…….something about the citrus.

    Good luck.

  5. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:26 pm heather Says:

    I found that I didn’t barf when I didn’t eat. It helped that I had an aversion to all food. Why can’t I have that problem when I’m NOT pregnant, I ask?

  6. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:32 pm andria Says:

    Do they still make ginger altoids? Those helped a lot. Citrus fruit helped too.

    I was SO SICK my last pregnancy. Every day. Every night. Wished for death it was so, so bad. And it lasted twenty solid weeks. I don’t know why I am telling you this, but maybe just to let you know I feel for ya. And am sending good vibes that the queasies go away.

  7. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:36 pm Jenn Says:

    Protein. Licking peanut butter off a spoon. Oh and cold cereal. And popcicles. Peppermint was mentioned but starlite mints helped me.

  8. On June 13th, 2008 at 12:47 pm kbreints Says:

    nope. AGH! I don’t envy you– but know that it is a good sign!

  9. On June 13th, 2008 at 1:23 pm niobe Says:

    Drugs. By which I mean anti-nausea prescription drugs.

  10. On June 13th, 2008 at 1:24 pm Melissa C Says:

    With my daughter I puked for all 9 months (yes, even in the delivery room!) Diclectin prescription kept it marginally under control, but that was it.

    With my son I had a midwife and the first thing she recommended was a liquid vitamin called Floravit (take it instead of your reg multivitamin, but you still have to take folic acid.) Dunno why it helps, but it did. I puked only once when I ran out of the miracle elixar!

    Ginger and peppermint (keep some hard mints in your purse for when you are out and about!) are both well known to help calm nausea so def give them a try (but the preggie pops just made me MORE nauseous!)

  11. On June 13th, 2008 at 1:34 pm Jenn Says:

    I was sick my entire pregnancy with Boo – all day long, every day, for 9 months. Even water made me sick. Woo. I never found anything that helped but I have a friend who is currently pregnant and she said that taking a combination of Unisom (Doxylamine Succinate) and Vitamin B6 every night before bed really helped her. Her doctor said it was safe (but I’d check with yours first if you want to try it ’cause I’m paranoid like that). I wouldn’t even take Tylenol when I was pregnant so I’m not a good judge of that stuff, really.

  12. On June 13th, 2008 at 1:39 pm Vered Says:

    I ate tiny meals every couple of hours. Keeping the tummy not too empty but not too full was really helpful.

  13. On June 13th, 2008 at 2:08 pm Betty M Says:

    Peppermint tea, lemon and ginger tea, ginger snap biscuits, eating things like nuts and raisins every hour or so, ditching the electric toothbrush for an old fashioned one meant I could clean my teeth without vomiting…err thats it. I was still horribly sick for about 10 weeks.

  14. On June 13th, 2008 at 2:26 pm Lola Says:

    Never had morning sickness with mine. Too bad you can’t break out the bong. I know that helped my friend with chemo puking. Popsicles help bring me back to life after binge drinking.

  15. On June 13th, 2008 at 2:46 pm The Milk Maid Says:

    Doobies… lots and lots of them. No, wait- just kidding. How about sex? That helped me tons. No- it wasn’t that either. Humm- Driving up hilly roads. Or preggie pops. One of those things for sure helped.

  16. On June 13th, 2008 at 2:51 pm PiquantMolly Says:

    They’ve already said it all – ginger and peppermint oil capsules are both great, from what they say (and hey, if you end up calling Ralph on the porcelain phone, at least it will taste minty fresh!). Meclizine is a motion sickness antiemetic, is in FDA category B, and is not expected to harm fetuses. You’d want to ask your doctor. One blogger who was very, very sick throughout her pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum — hard core) was on Zofran throughout most of her pregnancy.

  17. On June 13th, 2008 at 3:28 pm Dr. Grumbles Says:

    no remedies, but I totally relate to liking the assurance of the little one’s presence.

  18. On June 13th, 2008 at 3:29 pm Heather Says:

    Uhh, yeah, I’m siding with the always-wise Niobe. DRUGS. Phenegran, Reglan, Zofran — any of the -ans apparently. I took reglan forever with the Beans. Like until 30 weeks or so — it was shocking. I didn’t take so much as a tylenol with my first, and we know how that all went down. My peri, with the Beans, was all about medicating, and I *was* medicated.

    If you don’t do drugs 😉 , you could try drinking more water; I found that excessive consumption of water at least eased the wretching since it was mostly water. Blech.

  19. On June 13th, 2008 at 3:42 pm Alicia Says:

    congrats on the pregnancy!

    here from nacomleavmo

  20. On June 13th, 2008 at 3:51 pm Marie Says:

    My aunt swears by lemon juice as soon as you open you eyes and before you get out of bed. I didnt ever try it becuase I had night sickness with mine. I did have the queasy feeling in the morning and I just kept saltines and sprite close by in the morning just in case. I also heard that if you rub the peppermint oil on your feet it is nice and helps.

  21. On June 13th, 2008 at 4:24 pm Heather P. Says:

    I had hyperemsis gravadium (sp?). So I had to have Zofran. Your B vitamins will help and also fresh pineapple. Hope you feel better soon!

  22. On June 13th, 2008 at 5:13 pm chris Says:

    My wife used sparkling water or flavored water to stop her gagging…

  23. On June 13th, 2008 at 5:14 pm Rebecca Says:

    I don’t have any suggestions for morning sickness. But I have a stomach bug, so I can empathize. 🙁

  24. On June 13th, 2008 at 5:29 pm mandy Says:

    My doc prescribed me an anti-nausea medication (of COURSE the name escapes me right now) But I am sure they can do the same for you!
    It was a life saver. I had it 24/7 for 9 months!

    Congrats though!

  25. On June 13th, 2008 at 9:02 pm Susan@stopcallingmethat Says:

    Oh, I am so sorry! I was sick through my seventh month until finally they hospitalized me and gave me IV phenergan for four days. I’m sure you don’t want to do the drug thing but if the nausea is bad enough, it’s worth it. Man Child doesn’t seem to be missing any chromosome pieces, has all his beautiful parts, and if I had it to do all over again I’d do phenergan daily rather than throw up ALL OVER the city EVERY DAY. I swear I could smell water and sometimes it still gets me. I’ll be thinking of you…feel better soon.

  26. On June 13th, 2008 at 9:54 pm mrs.spit Says:


    Eat a protien and a complex carb every two hours, i.e. a whole wheat cracker with some cheese, nuts and dried fruit, yoghurt, tuna on a bagel. . . .

    Also, mint tea, or regular tea with a teaspoon of fresh ginger mixed in. (you can buy it in jars).

    Baked potatoes.

    I vomited from about 4 weeks pregnant until the day I gave birth. Lost 15 pounds in the first trimester. If I missed a snack, I was sunk for the entire day.

  27. On June 13th, 2008 at 9:57 pm Juli Says:

    Another hyperemetic checking in – and back in my day (*creak* *groan*) they didn’t have such things as “preggie pops”, which I wouldn’t have eaten anyway because, PREGGIE POPS?? What the fuck, I was losing weight, not IQ points. Who ARE these morons who think cutesy goes with pregnant, anyway? (And don’t get me started on maternity clothes with fucking DUCKIES on them.)

    Where was I?

    Oh yeah. Yacking your guts up is no damn fun, but you knew that. Don’t get dehydrated, even if you are reduced to teaspoons of water at a time. If you can handle strong flavors, the ginger and/or peppermint are good recommendations. And remember that you actually CAN live on Jello and prenatal vitamins if you need to.

  28. On June 14th, 2008 at 2:16 am Shay Says:

    Well I have no real remedies but it looks like you got lots of great ideas so good luck on the no pucking!

    I’ve been very neglectful in my blog reading and writing so I thought I’d stop by and say “hey”. I’m so glad Babe is swimming around in there doing great:)

    Oh and I like the tats. VERY brave of you! I was too scared and now I’m too old:)

  29. On June 14th, 2008 at 8:29 am E_Sharp Says:

    I knew if I could count on anyone to christen their embryo something other than the now-cloying “bean” it would be you.

  30. On June 14th, 2008 at 2:58 pm A Soldier's Girl Says:

    Well, you might want to stay away from the vodka 🙂

    Seriously though…I hope it is very temporary & goes back into hiding soon. Nothing like being hot & nauseated!

    Take care 🙂

  31. On June 14th, 2008 at 4:45 pm andi Says:

    I know it sucks, but at least it’s a good sign!

    As far as remedies, I’ve got nothing. Saltines seemed to work alright, but I found I just had to ride it out. Hope you feel better soon.

  32. On June 14th, 2008 at 7:40 pm Mumma Boo Says:

    First pregnancy, first trimester into middle of 2nd, I survived on Cap’n Crunch, ginger ale, Doritos, and scali bread. Second pregnancy, same time frame, I couldn’t look at any of those things. It was decaf iced tea with lemon, peppermint gum, and plain pasta that kept me going. I hope you find your magic combo quick! Feel better! (Oh, and cool tats!!)

  33. On June 14th, 2008 at 10:49 pm laurieofthesevenstories Says:

    I sugjuicst saltines- before your feet hit the floor, and tons of gingerale. Also avoid strong smells. And if you have to puke, remember with morning sickness, unlike with regular stomach flus, puking really does make you feel better.

  34. On June 14th, 2008 at 11:05 pm Kim Says:

    Sorry you are feeling sick. I had to have ginger ale and saltines. I even kept them in the car and next to my bed! NCLM

  35. On June 15th, 2008 at 12:06 am Susan Says:

    Sounds like you’ve got all the good advice you need. I hope it’s over with soon for you (as opposed to lasting all nine months)

  36. On June 15th, 2008 at 6:35 am Ames Says:

    I’m still battling the nasty “all day sickness” as well… you must tell me if any of these things work. At this point I’m ready to try anything…seems the prescription meds they gave me not only keep me from puking, they knock my ass out – so I can’t take them when I want to actually function. That’s just the kind of luck I have…

  37. On June 15th, 2008 at 10:54 am As American as Apple Pie Says:

    Ginger, chamomile and peppermint. NO, not together.

  38. On June 15th, 2008 at 10:11 pm Nicky Says:

    Lots of people have mentioned ginger, but I’ll still throw in the ginger-delivery-option that was most effective (and extremely convenient!) for me. Candied ginger. Comes in handy bite-sized pieces. I kept a bag with me at all times. Sucking on a single piece of it was usually enough to settle my stomach. Good stuff.

  39. On June 16th, 2008 at 12:32 pm Kristen Says:

    That sucks. The only thing that ever helped me was to eat in bed. Especially as soon as I woke up in the morning. Empty tummies are sick tummies.
    Hence why I have already put on 30lbs this time. ugh.

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